After a gap of four years when IDEAS 2012 was organized the response from exhibitors and delegations attending the exhibition was overwhelming. The four day event saw 30,000 visitors including 50 foreign delegations with 24 high level delegations led by their respective defence ministers.
In 2014 the response continued to grow with 88 delegations attending, over 330 exhibitors showcasing their products and many countries displaying their products for the very first time to take advantage of the diverse mix of buyers attending the IDEAS expo.
With over 400 companies from 34 countries including 157 Pakistani showcasing their products at the IDEAS 2016 is the biggest defence exhibition so far and it is expected that multi-million dollar MOUs will be inked during the exhibition. According to one independent defence analysis group Turkey is expected to ink an MOU “which will likely cover the PAC MFI-395 Super Mushshak”. Earlier this year the Ministry of Defence Production had announced it had won a tender to provide 52 basic trainers to Turkey, which according to Quwa will be the single largest export order for PAC.